Can’t decide what to create next?! Check out some of the latest trends in the floral industry and find something that piques your interest!
This year has a little something for all the Creatives out there!
Soft Pastel Colors
Pastel palettes are showing up big in 2021, and we are here for it! This year everyone is after that light, airy feel, and a flower arrangement of dusty pinks, buttery yellows, and muted oranges is an easy way to bring that into our homes.
“An artful floral arrangement has the ability to convey a feeling or create a mood without using words, just color.”
-Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The subtle charm of those barley-there hues creates a beautiful and calming aesthetic, but don’t be afraid to add bold pops of color for contrast! Our newest recipe includes Light Pink and Peach Ranunculus, a pastel palette’s dream DIY box!
Dried Flowers and Grasses
They are back! With the increasing focus on sustainability, using dried flowers and grasses in floral arrangements is more popular than ever. These aren’t your dried flowers of the ‘80s though, today’s are beautiful, sleek, and stylish! Although the preserved blooms no longer carry their sweet scent they bring a distinct style and a variety of colors that fresh flowers sometimes lack. Create an entirely dried arrangement that will seem everlasting, or add some wispy pink pampas and dried ginger to your fresh blooms for some extra height and a totally unique look! (Doer tip: Several of the Sami Sacha DIY boxes come with fresh Eucalyptus, I always make sure to grab mine out to hang in my shower or to dry for a future creation!)
You may not have heard the term but you have probably seen it in action! Reflexing flowers, alternatively known as Inverting flowers, has been a long time designer trick and is making its way into homes everywhere. Typically we see this method used with roses to create stunning fuller-looking blooms, while Reflexing the petals of a tulip creates a totally unique shape that seems like it is from another world. This technique is especially exciting because it works well with the freshest of blooms or can bring a little extra life to a flower that may seem like it's on its way out. The process is simple enough, gently take the outermost petal and using two fingers curl the petal around your thumb. Move to the next petal and do it again! Continue in the same direction around the flower until your bloom has your desired look. Reflexing is an easy way to grab some extra attention for your arrangements and give them a feeling of luxury. Check out our already huge Garden Roses and get your Reflexing blooms ordered!
Cottage Garden Looks
The Cottage Garden style, or English Garden style is one of our favorite 2021 trends! Cottage Garden designs are inspired by early English Gardens where families grew practical items such as produce, herbs, flowers, and fruit trees for use in their day-to-day lives. There is no exact recipe for an arrangement of this style but they are usually crafted from lush foliage, assorted blooms, and spiky florals, that can all be harvested during the same season. The Cottage Garden style often has an oval or round structure; and is designed to look loose and natural rather than contrived. Take a look at our English Garden DIY box full of Anemones, Ranunculus, Garden Roses, and the perfect hint of Pennycress, to feel transported to the English countryside! Schedule your flower delivery today!
As our lives continue to grow busier and more chaotic, a minimalist approach to design is making waves in floral trends today. There are several ways to achieve this “less is more” look such as, using a monochromatic palette that will keep things feeling calm and quiet or bundling a single type of flower together will feel chic and unfussy. Some modern minimalists are focusing more on form and balance rather than abundance, taking inspiration from the Japanese tradition of Ikebana, they will use just two or three blooms or branches to create an asymmetric masterpiece. Learning Ikebana could take a lifetime, but luckily you can jump in with no experience and create something that is perfectly minimal for you!